How to decide which telescope to buy?

How to decide which telescope to buy?

The main specification you want to consider when choosing a telescope is its aperture—the diameter of its main mirror or lens. The larger the diameter, the more light the telescope collects, allowing you to see fainter objects and more detail on nearby, bright objects like the Moon.

What is a good strength for a telescope?

The most beneficial and effective telescope is the one that has magnification 50x more than its aperture in inches.

Is 700 mm good for a telescope?

With a 70mm telescope, you will easily be able to see every planet in the Solar System. You will also be able to take a great look at the Moon and clearly distinguish most of its recognizable features and craters. Mars will look great.

Is a telescope a good investment?

Most telescopes that cost less than $150 will have low optical quality and aren’t really worth it. We suggest getting good binoculars instead. Stay away from any telescope advertised for its magnifying power. A telescope’s most important attribute is its size, meaning the diameter of its main mirror or lens.

Is a 70mm telescope good?

However, a 70 mm refractor (which collects 36% more light than a 60mm telescope) is considered by many amateur astronomers to be the minimum size for a good quality beginner refractor telescope. It is acceptable for observing bright objects like lunar details, planets, star clusters, and bright double stars.

Do telescopes hold value?

Telescopes hold their value very well, and sell used for between 60-100% of their retail value. There is a high demand for telescopes and they are expensive.

Why are all the telescopes sold out?

Explore Scientific. “In 2020, the entire worldwide telescope industry, including manufacturers and retailers, have seen an unexpected and unprecedented demand for products due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the media attention for Comet NEOWISE, causing some products to temporarily run out of stock.

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